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Mar 22, 2012 7:30pm PDT
, he was a boy in trouble, because he invited blacks in indiana into his church; he said, "christianity is about inclusiveness; i'm going to start a church that includes everyone." well, he was kicked out of a major denomination, and then starts the people's temple, and grows - and on that theme of inclusiveness and communalness. i mean, hey, folks, he was being apostolic - almost as much or perhaps more than a group that claims the apostolic thing. so what went wrong, you know? that's a very interesting question, one that people are still fighting over. how do you get from authentic, real christianity amongst the leader and the people, to 900-plus people killing themselves or being murdered in the jungles of guyana? a terrible story that includes the times, the oppression, tensions between the secular and the sacred world. but rather than have me spin the web, what we discovered, through the networking again, a wonderful woman, professor rebecca moore, who teaches religious studies quietly and nicely at the university of north dakota. and who would have guessed it? i got
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